Umpqua Nine - We will always remember - October 1, 2015

This site is a virtual memorial to acknowledge and honor those lost and affected by the tragic events that took place at Umpqua Community College on October 1, 2015. On that day, an instructor and eight students—ranging in age from 18 to 67—were tragically taken from their loved ones and from our community. Twelve students survived, eight of whom were wounded. The events of Oct. 1 will always be a part of our history. We will remember that day every day. Each year, UCC will hold a Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to those we lost and those who survived.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Day of Remembrance Activities

[Open to Entire Community]

Sunrise to Sunset

  • Flag at Half-Staff
  • Floral arrangement displayed around campus flag pole

[For the UCC Community only]

10:15 a.m.

Campus invited to gather at Compass area

10:30 a.m.

Opening remarks

10:38 a.m.

Moment of silence observed

10:40 a.m.

Ceremony concludes

2019 Day of Remembrance

Event Summary

UCC held its third Day of Remembrance ceremony on the campus grounds on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Governor Kate Brown approved the campus’ request to fly the flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. A tribute to survivors and those lost was also displayed around the campus flag pole. Nine wreaths made from fresh flowers of all colors were each displayed with a name and a candle lit in each person's honor.

A private ceremony for UCC staff and students, affected family members, and the law enforcement community was held at the Compass. A harpist started playing approximately 20 minutes before the program started. Dr. Debra Thatcher, UCC President, and Kelly Wright, Victim Advocate, addressed those gathered. A moment of silence was observed at 10:38 a.m. The ceremony ended shortly after a bell tolled nine times as victims names were read.

View the photo gallery for 2019.